Parliament House_Canberra at EnlightenCanberra is one of the world’s few planned cities, a city in a park, with a kaleidoscope of colours and experiences turned by the changing seasons.

The city’s national museums and attractions hold and share the treasures of our nation, including the Australian War Memorial, the National Museum of Australia and what is arguably Australia’s most unique museum – the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

Experience Australian character through sound and film, books and exhibitions at the National Film & Sound Archives, the National Gallery of Australia and the Portrait Gallery.

Immerse yourself in the true nature of the native bushland that cradles our city and reveals unexpected delights among the leafy surrounds including stylish restaurants, hip bars, boutique shopping, great outdoor fun and a busy calendar of events and festivals.

Each year in September visitors are invited to celebrate the arrival of spring with Floriade on the picturesque shores of Lake Burley Griffin. The largest floral festival in the Southern Hemisphere, Floriade is filled with over a million blooms in a variety of themed garden beds

Canberra’s queer cultural festival, SpringOUT is held annually in November and features key events: Fairday and Bushdance.

SpringOUT Festival

Image: Parliament House, Canberra during the Enlighten Festival